Take the urad dal/black gram/minappappu, into a wide vessel, wash them 2-3 times, thoroughly with cold water.Add water (3 times of urad dal), leave the vessel at room temperature for 3-4 hrs.Let them soak.
Later, drain the water and take the lentils/dal into a food processor/mixie.Grind into smooth batter (add few tablespoons of water if needed) and transfer it into a mixing bowl.
Chop finely, the onion, capsicum, coriander, curry leaves, green chillies, ginger.Transfer all above to the batter and add salt, rice flour, jeera/cumin seeds, carom/ ajwain seeds too.Mix everything gently but thoroughly. Keep aside.
Put a frying pan with enough of cooking oil (for deep frying) on the stove top under high flame.Once the oil is perfectly hot, make a small ball of batter and drop each one gently into the oil.
Fry them on one side for 2-3 mins and then flip them back to the other side gently.Fry on the other side also for 2-3 mins until they turn golden brown colour.
Take them out using the ladle onto a plate with paper towel on. Done!!
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